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How to Recover Data by Using a Client Computer

Updated: November 1, 2008

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

After users install the recovery point client, they can recover previous versions of data by retrieving recovery points from the Data Protection Manager server. For more information, see How to Install the Shadow Copy Client Software.

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If a user recovers data using Microsoft Word on a Windows Server 2008 operating system, there is no need to install the shadow copy client software.

If a protected file was created in an application that supports recovering previous versions of data, you can recover the file by using the application in which it was created.

To recover data by using a client computer

  1. Click Start, click Run, and type the path to the protected data.

  2. Browse to the file, right-click the file name, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Properties menu, click Previous Versions, and then select the version that you want to recover from the list of available versions.

To recover data by using applications in Office 2003 or later on a client computer running Windows Server 2000 or Windows 2003

  1. Open the application in which the data was created.

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    Applications in Office 2003 or later, such as Word 2003 and Excel 2003, support recovery of previous versions.

  2. On the File menu, click Open.

  3. In the Tools drop-down list, click Properties, click Previous Versions, and then select the version you want to recover from the list of available versions.

    noteNote
    When the user browses for recoverable data, the shadow copy client first checks for local recovery points on the protected computer. If local recovery points are available, a list of existing recovery points on the protected computer is displayed. If no recovery points are available on the protected computer, a list of existing recovery points on the DPM server is displayed.

To recover data by using Microsoft Word 2007 on a client computer running Windows Vista or Windows XP

  1. Open the application in which the data was created.

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    This procedure assumes that you selected to have Microsoft Word 2007 make backup copies.

  2. Click Microsoft Office, and then click Open.

  3. In the box next to the File name box on a computer that is running Windows Vista, or in the Files of type box on a computer that is running Windows XP, click All Files.

  4. If you want to open a backup copy that was saved in a different folder, locate and open the folder.

  5. Click the arrow next to Views, and then click Details. In the Name column, the backup copy name appears as Backup of <document name>. In the Type column, the file type for the backup copy appears as Microsoft Word Backup Document.

  6. Locate and double-click the backup copy to open it.

  7. If you want to work with the backup copy as a regular Word document, click Microsoft Office, click Save As, and then type a name for the file in the File name box.

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